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Devonport Community News

July might be the middle of winter but there’s still a whole lot happening at the Devonport Community House and Devonport Community Garden this month. The Devonport Craft Market kicks off the school holidays on Sunday 6h July. This Market will see the return of Get Crafty upstairs in the Children’s Art House. Art tutor Cath O’Brien from can keep the kids busy while parents shop at leisure and even have time to check out the Turangawaewae/Sense of Place exhibition at The Depot next door.

The Community House has an action packed holiday programme lined up for the July school holidays including lessons with Onboard Skate, a trip to the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, Cats and Dogs Day, Mad Hatters Tea Party, Minion Madness, Crazy Carnival Day, Bouncy Obstacle Course, fun at JustWorkout and more. The Children’s Art House also has a holiday programme with two sessions for primary aged children Mon, Wed and Fri both weeks. Check the website for more information, . Phone 445 3068 or email to book.

Stuck in a clothing rut? Your body has changed but your clothes haven’t? Always in black, head to toe? The Community House is hosting a style night fundraiser with Trudi Bennett from What to Wear with Wardrobe Flair. Trudi covers body shapes, clothing cuts and styles, colours, accessories all with a sense of fun and practicality. You’ll come away with a fresh perspective on dressing and new ideas for stepping out in style. Thurs 31st July. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. $30 includes bubbles on arrival and supper. Phone or email to book.
If you have a child’s birthday this month and don’t have the space at home, the Community House is an ideal venue. Plenty of space for large, noisy parties, a full kitchen, sunny mezzanine area for parents and outside table in the courtyard on a sunny day. Great sound system and some equipment available on request. $30 per hour for party time only (free set up and clean up time). For something a little different, book an art pARTy in the Children’s Art House.

The Devonport Community Garden in Mt Cambria Reserve also has plenty happening in July. First up is an Organic Pamper Party on Wednesday 2nd July followed by a Mushroom Workshop on Saturday 5th July at 1pm, $15, come along and learn how to grow your own mushrooms.
The Garden has a Bingo night fundraiser at the Croquet Club on Saturday 19th July at 7.30, a cheap and cheerful night out at $10. Preparation is also well under way for the Devonport Arts Festival in November. The Garden has 95 Toadstool craft kits available for sale, $8 each, and is looking for children to get creative and be involved in a Toadstool Glade on Mt Victoria on 8th November. If you would like to know more or order a kit contact Charlotte at

Hei konei ra. 

For more info or to sign up for the Devonport Community House Newsletter, please contact or call 445 3068

by Channel Magazine